PASS leaders host weekly, group study sessions for select challenging courses. (See the bottom of this page for list of the courses with openings for PASS leaders.) PASS leaders prepare lesson plans for their study sessions to help students review lecture notes, study course content, work on practice problems, discuss study skills, and more. Leaders also attend the lecture for the course they are supporting, participate in trainings throughout the semester, and complete administrative tasks including tracking attendance and writing reports about sessions. The goal of PASS is to foster a collaborative environment where students study together. PASS leaders do not re-teach or lecture on course material.

PASS leaders earn $12/hour and typically work 7-10 hours per week including preparing lesson plans, running weekly sessions, attending course lectures, and attending mandatory trainings.

Who can apply:

Undergraduate students who have earned a grade of A- or higher in the selected course are eligible to apply to be PASS leaders. If you are currently enrolled in the course, you can apply for that course; hiring is be dependent of final course grade. We particularly welcome applicants who

  • have demonstrated experience in peer teaching and/or leadership
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • can attend new leader training workshops at the beginning of and throughout the semester
  • can attend lecture for the selected course (occasional exceptions made if applicant has schedule conflict with course attendance)

How to apply:

Complete the online application form and submit the following materials (by uploading them on the application form):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

You must be logged into your Temple email address to fill out and submit the application form.

In your cover letter, briefly tell us a little about you - what interests you in being a PASS leader; your experiences with peer teaching and/or leadership; your academic interests; and your involvement in on-campus or off-campus organizations or activities.

Current openings:

Fall 2023 Course Openings

Course Time(s)

BIOL 1111: Intro to Organismal Biology

MWF 12-12:50 pm

BIOL 1112: Intro to Biomolecules, Cells and Genomes

MWF 10-10:50 am

CHEM 1031: General Chemistry I

MWF 11-11:50 am, TR 12:30-1:50 pm, TR 5:30-6:50 pm

CHEM 1032: General Chemistry II

MWF 11-11:50 am, TR 2-3:20 pm

CHEM 2201: Organic Chemistry I

MWF 11-11:50 am, TR 12:30-1:50 pm

CHEM 2202: Organic Chemistry II

MWF 9-9:50 am, TR 2-3:20 pm

CIS 1057: Computer Programming in C

TR 11-12:20 pm

CIS 1166: Mathematical Concepts in Computing I

MW 11-12:20 pm, MW 3:30-4:50 pm, TR 9:30-10:50 am, TR 2-3:20 pm, TR 12:30-1:50 pm, MW 12:30-1:50 pm

ECON 1101: Macroeconomic Principles

MW 11-11:50 am

ECON 1102: Microeconomic Principles

MW 10-10:50 am

KINS 1223: Anatomy and Phys I

TR 9:30-10:50 am, TR 2-3:20 pm

KINS 1224: Anatomy and Phys II

TR 2-3:20 pm, TR 12:30-1:50 pm

MATH 0702: Intermediate Algebra

multiple times

MATH 1021: College Algebra

multiple times

MATH 1022: Precalculus

multiple times

PHYS 1021: Intro to General Physics I

MWF 12-12:50 pm, TR 12:30-1:50 pm

PHYS 1022: Intro to General Physics II

TR 9:30-10:50 am, MWF 11-11:50 am

PHYS 1061: Elementary Classical Phys I

MWF 12-1:10 pm, MWF 10:40-11:50 am, TR 1:30-3:10 pm, TR 8-9:40 am, TR 9:50-11:30 am

PHYS 1062: Elementary Classical Phys II

TR 11:40-1:20 pm, MWF 9:20-10:30 am, MWF 2:40-3:50 pm

PHYS 2021: General Phyiscs I

TR 8-9:40 am

PHYS 2022: General Phyiscs II

TR 3:30-5:10 pm

PSY 1001: Introduction to Psychology

TR 10-10:50 am, MW 10-10:50 am

Application deadline:

Accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester during the following dates

Applications open: Monday, April 17, 2023
Application deadline: Monday, May 8, 2023

Check back soon (or sign up for our newsletter) for more information about positions in future semesters.

Questions? Contact Deirdre Kelleher.